Three Injured In Head-On Crash At Highway 43 and Gum Road

Three people were injured in a two vehicle crash just north of Joplin Saturday evening. The Missouri State Highway Patrol says the crash occurred as 23-year-old Steven Smith of Carl Junction failed to yield to a northbound driver while making a left turn onto Gum Road from Highway 43. Smith collided head-on with 58-year-old Clinton Smith of Jasper. They both sustained moderate injuries. A passenger in Clinton Smith’s truck, 58-year-old Carrie Smith of Jasper sustained minor injuries.


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